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2010 European Drug Prevention Prize: Pompidou Group invites applications

The Pompidou group is launching its 4th European Drug Prevention prize which aims to highlight good-quality drug prevention projects that have proved success in practice in involving young people.

The dates of submission are: 2 December 2009 31 March 2010

For the first time, the winning projects will be chosen from all 47 Council of Europe member states as opposed to 35 member states of the Pompidou Group previously.The Prize will be awarded to three innovative grass-root projects led by young people for young people at the Ministerial Conference taking place on 3 and 4 November 2010. The prize-winners each receive a trophy, a diploma and the sum of 5,000.
Special attention will be given to innovative approaches, such as modern methods of communication like video, mobile phone or Internet.

The project proposals will be examined by a jury made up of seven young people from seven European countries (Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, the Russian Federation, Portugal and Turkey). They will be helped by an advisory group of drug prevention experts.

The applications should reach the Pompidou Group Secretariat by 31 March 2010.

The eligibility criteria and application form can be consulted at Pompidou Group website

More information about 2008 Prevention Prize Winners